#currently reading – aka help I’m reading five books at the same time and I am not coping

#currentlyreading

So I don’t actually have a review for you this week but something a little different instead. Somehow, over the summer, I’ve started books and I’ve forgotten about books and I got distracted with other books and now my currently reading shelf on Goodreads is a mess.. Literally. SO this week I bring to you some snippets on what I’m reading, how I feel about it and so on. Ahh, where do I even begin?

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Yes! I am finally reading the fourth book in my favourite YA series of all time. I don’t believe this book needs and introduction because of how much buzz all of Sarah J. Maas’ books get so let’s just get into it. (No spoilers!) I am absolutely loving this book, as you can imagine! Sarah J. Maas is a queen herself so I wouldn’t expect anything less from her. It’s absolutely massive compared to the others but I am so so glad that nothing has been rushed. Celeana is kick ass as always and although I am not the biggest fan of the romance right now, it’s not stopping me from enjoying the book or loving her character. HOWEVER, I will say that some of my opinions on the characters have changed and I’m not sure if that’s still going to be the case when I finish it but I’ll definitely be talking more about that in my full review. AHHH SO MUCH IS HAPPENING AND EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

Jane Eyre by Charlotte BronteJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Now this is a book I didn’t think I’d read. Ever. I mean, have you seen the size of it? If it’s a fantasy, fine. If it’s a contemporary, great. I love big contemporary novels. But a classic? I had a hard enough time getting through Tess of the D’Urbervilles for my English class, let alone a book that has 100 more pages to it. AHH, BUT DO NOT THREAT, I am audiobooking this baby and I have to say that I fell in love with this story and Jane’s character. I am making slow progress through this one as I only listen to it on my way to and from school but I am about half way through. This book is definitely not what I expected from hearing people talk about it here and there. It’s a very charming story (so far!) and I would recommend it to anyone thinking about giving this one a go, even those of you that look at big classics with small font and cringe (like me).

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver SacksThe Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks

This is not a book I’m likely to review as it’s 100% out of my lane. I’m studying psychology this year and this is a book I’ve picked up for a bit of extra reading. I mean, with a title like that it was hard not to reserve it at the library as soon as I got the chance. As the Goodreads summary says, this book “recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.” Now that MIGHT SOUND SCARY AND WEIRD but the couple of cases I’ve read so far have been interesting to say the least. It might be just me being a psychology nerd but I love it and if you have even a vague interest in it, I’d definitely recommend it.

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinA Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE. I got this book for my birthday. My birthday was in February. I really really wanted to read this GIANT of a book before season 5 of the TV show hit the screens. The fact that it’s still on my currently reading list should be raising some red flags. I AM SO ASHAMED. If I’m being honest, I’ve been reading it on and off so it’s not like I’m taking forever, it’s just that I keep forgetting about it. As a massive fan of the HBO show, so I already adored the characters (or at least some of them) before going into this book and in the 350 pages that I have read, I fell in love with George R.R. Martin’s writing style. I do plan on reading all of them, just…maybe…not…yet…

House of Leaves by Mark Z. DanielewskiHouse of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

This was supposed to be a book I would read over the summer but if you ever see this book in real life, you’ll see why I’m having a tough time getting into it. It’s HUGE. It’s so so intimidating and it’s written with loads of footnotes and whatnot. When you flip through its 700 pages you’ll see blank pages and filled pages and pages with writing going down the side and blue text and red text and different fonts too. I’m not far into this horror story yet and I still might not finish it for some while but it’s such a bizarre book I’ll have to get through it. Look out for it next time you’re at the bookstore because it’s worth just seeing how strange it is.

Have you had this problem before? Or are you a strictly one-book-at-a-time kind of person? HOW DO I GET OUT OF THIS MESS? Let me know if you’ve read any of the titles I’ve listed and what you thought of them!
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4 thoughts on “#currently reading – aka help I’m reading five books at the same time and I am not coping

  1. Wow. 5 books? I’ve tried reading 3 books “simultaneously” and I ended up giving up the other 2 and putting them on hold. It makes me feel like I’m in school where I had to attend classes and study. Maybe it’s just because they’re all of different genres. It makes me believe that I just have to stick to one… for now. 😀
    The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat is a kind of book that I think I’ll never touch unless I got to (for like school or something). 🙂

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    • Ahh I really would love to go back to just reading one at a time. I’m pretty sure you read the books faster as well if you’re not switching every other day. :3 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat can be a bit meaty but yeah it’s not everyone’s thing C:

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  2. I loooove Game of Thrones but I totally agree: IT’S A SCARY BEAST OF A BOOK, OMG. I die at the sizes and they just keep getting bigger. Although weirdly, I’m on book 5 and it’s like 1000+ pages and I don’t even mind because I love the story and characters and once it’s over there are no more books. WAH. XD

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    • Since I failed at trying to read the first book before season 5, I might set a goal for reading at least the first two before the next one comes out. Ahhh big books don’t usually intimidate me but AHHH THESE ARE MASSIVE!

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